Become a Mentor
The Study in DC Mentorship Program matches up students (both during the semester and summer) with DC-area alumni/families who are willing to talk to mentees about their experiences in DC, their careers goals, and the opportunities available during this stage of their professional development. The mentor’s commitment is: meet with a mentee at least three times throughout the course of the semester/summer (one of these meetings is the Mentorship Dinner where we honor our mentors).
- If you are interested in mentoring a Study in DC student, please fill out this mentorship interest form.
Hire a Student Intern (or connect us with someone who will)
The W&M DC Semester Program and DC Summer Institutes combine an intensive classroom experience with hands-on work at one of DC’s many public, private, and non-profit institutions. Employers enjoy the benefit of hiring nearly full time, hard-working, high-achieving students with DC-based administrators serving as contacts throughout the internship.
- If you are interested in hiring a W&M intern for a semester or summer, please fill out this prospective employer form.
Speak with/Host a Class (or connect us with someone who will)
What makes Studying in DC so special is that students get the experience of engaging with outside speakers in our office and offsite. We create an unmatched learning environment when students hear from experts, executives, elected officials, and policy makers in their areas of expertise, especially while guided by a W&M faculty member in DC.
- If your expertise aligns with one of our Study in DC opportunity themes, please fill out this speaker and site visit form.
Donate to the W&M Washington Intern Fund
Graduating with internship experience is now essential as students face tough competition for employment. An internship, especially one in the DC-area, exposes W&M students to the dynamic governmental, business, cultural, and non-profit, and social institutions of the region, helps integrate them into DC’s vibrant W&M alumni network, and allows them to begin building their career paths in the “real world.”
Every dollar you donate to the Intern Fund goes directly to W&M students who cannot afford to work at unpaid or low paid internships.
- Donate here to help students start their careers!
Stay in Touch!
The W&M Washington Center staff love to get updates from Study in DC program alumni!